Southwest monsoon withdraws from country, says IMD

By Jasleen Kaur -- October 25, 2021 3:28 pm -- Updated:October 25, 2021 3:40 pm

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram, on Monday said the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from the entire country.

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In a press release, the IMD stated, "In view of a significant reduction in rainfall activity over most parts of the country, the southwest monsoon has withdrawn from the entire country on Monday, October 25, 2021."

The release further said," Simultaneously with the setting in of northeasterly winds in the lower tropospheric levels, the northeast monsoon rain have commenced over extreme south peninsular India on Monday, October 25, 2021."

Southwest Monsoon Withdraws Completely from Country, Says IMD

"A cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood by Tuesday (October 25). It is likely to move westwards. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over central parts of South Bay of Bengal during subsequent 48 hours," said the release.

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The Met office has warned of thunderstorms and lightning over Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal and Puducherry till the end of this week. In particular, heavy rainfall (64.4 mm to 115.5 mm in 24 hours) has been forecast for Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karaikal and Puducherry till Tuesday.

IMD annonces southwest monsoon withdrawn and northeast monsoon has commenced - Oneindia News

Normally, the southwest monsoon withdraws completely by October 15, after which the monsoon winds reverse their direction and align along the northeast direction.

-PTC News


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